DWTS Pro Peta Murgatroyd Shows Off a “Real Life” Post-Baby Body

As a professional dancer, Peta Murgatroyd, may be as fit as they come but she wants to remind you that even TV stars are real women and to check your expectations about what female bodies do after giving birth.

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The Dancing with the Stars post-partum selfie, captioning it “Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth. I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant. Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most. The female body is incredible and resilient, but healing and strengthening take time. Now it's time for patience and hard work. Lots of love to all the new mamas out there on the journey."

Reminder: Despite all the fuss about getting your “pre-baby body” back, there’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed about how your body looks and heals after giving birth

  • Eileen
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    I couldn't agree more with you Sophie. I've never jumped on the PC obesity/curves bandwagon and I firmly believe it is important to maintain a healthy, normal weight throughout life, but it always saddens me when I see articles lavishly praising those celebrities who--in a matter of weeks--were back to their pre-baby weight and shape. At a time when those women should be luxuriating in their motherhood and focusing on their new little one, they are preoccupied with diet, personal trainers, and the demands of the industry to quickly look like they've never given birth. It's ironic that those same women who were once celebrated for showing off their "baby bump" in public are then shamed into quickly eradicating all evidence that they are new moms. :-(

  • Sophie
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    Finally, a realistic depiction of post baby body by a very fit and active personality. A post birth body CAN get back to shape but there should never be pressure (Hollywood) to do so within an unrealistic timeframe.

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